China Southern Airlines (simplified Chinese: 中国南方航空公司) (SSE: 600029, SEHK: 1055, NYSE: ZNH) is an airline headquartered in Baiyun District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China. China Southern operates domestic, regional and international services. In 2008, China Southern was the world's 5th largest airline by passenger carried, and Asia's largest airline in terms of both fleet size and in passengers carried. It is also the 4th largest in the world in domestic passenger traffic and 6th largest in scheduled domestic passenger-kilometres flown. China Southern carries more domestic cargo than any other airline. It is a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance.
A freight branch of China Southern Airlines, China Southern Cargo, serves points in USA, Europe and Asia.